The company is the fifth largest accounting network in the world, specialising in consultancy, audit, tax and assurance services, and employing over 48,000 people in 135 countries around the world. The BDO recruitment process is designed to allow you to show off your skills rather than your knowledge. Start practising today and excel at the BDO tests.
Application for the programmes is through an application form. The form asks for the usual information about you: your education and employment background, as well as some questions asking about your skills. Make sure you answer every question fully. You can plan out your answers in advance to ensure that you say as much as you can in the limited space provided. You should also consider the requirements of the role you are applying to when completing your application form.
If your application is taken past the form stage, the next stage is the BDO online assessments. Practice is advised by the company itself as they want you to be able to demonstrate your true potential in these tests.The BDO exams consist of a numerical reasoning test and a verbal reasoning test, provided by the testing company CEB’s SHL. Learn more about these tests and how to prepare below.
Critical reasoning tests are one of the most advanced form of psychometric testing. They are employed to assess candidates in many positions. Generally, they are used in the management area, as in the hiring of managers, professionals, supervisors, and graduates.
The BDO numerical test assess your ability to work with numerical information in the form of tables, graphs and ratios. Questions are multiple choice, but you must be able to work out the answers in order to choose the correct answer.
Preparing for this test is crucial to your chances of success - practice tests allow you to familiarise yourself with the type of questions and methods for answering them, and help you speed up your workings out so that you can answer more questions within the time limit. Prepare for this test with our CEB SHL-style numerical reasoning tests.
The BDO verbal test examines how well you understand and analyse the information you read in a written format and use it to prove points. In these questions, you will be presented with a paragraph of information that in general is related to the business. There will be a number of different facts contained within that are sometimes slightly disjointed. You will then have a number of multiple choice questions to answer on each of the passages.
By taking practice tests you can increase your reading speed and the speed at which you understand and answer questions. Find out more about how to prepare for this BDO verbal reasoning tests.
For BDO graduates, interns, and school leavers, if you have successfully passed the numerical test and verbal test, the next stage is a professional interview led by several professionals from the business unit which you are applying to. In some cases, you will be joined by an HR specialist as well. Experienced hire applicants can also expect an interview like this one at some point in their recruitment process.
Situational strenght tests are built into the application process. This BDO exam does not assess your competencies but rather your attitude and behaviour. It presents you with hypothetical scenarios and possible reactions to those. You are required to either rank the reactions according to how appropriate you find them or to select the for you most suitable response.
Recruitment processes will vary slightly between jobs and recruitment levels (BDO graduate program, school leavers, interns or experienced hires), but many elements are the same across all processes. Learn more about the common elements of the recruitment process and how to prepare with our dedicated resources. Making sure you are fully prepared for each BDO online test assessment is the best way to improve your chances of progressing further to the final job offer. Get preparing today with JobTestPrep’s resources designed to help you succeed.
The BDO employment application process involves two rounds of interviews. The interviews are mainly competency based. The interview questions are chosen to gain behavioural evidence from your past that shows you are strong in the skills they are looking for in this job, including:
Ahead of the interview, you may want to read up on the company and the department you are applying to. You will also want to prepare examples from previous experiences against each of the competencies. Each skill should have a different example, and you should prepare your examples using the STAR method (situation, task, action and result). There may be other questions in the interview so you may want to think about your answers to common interview questions. Once you have pulled together all your preparation, rehearse your answers with a mock interview. Our interviews preparation pack is the perfect opportunity to practice answering interview questions.
Video interviews are commonly employed in the first part of recruitment processes. It presents you with a question for which you should record your answers. Typically, you have about two minutes to prepare your answers. Practice with JobTestPrep and gain advantage by knowing how to answer even the most challenging BDO video interview questions.
As interviews are reoccurring elements in the application process thus it is important you prepare for it. Here are some sample BDO interview questions to give you an idea of what to except. Each position has inherently different questions as they serve to examine if you can handle the position.
Prepare with us and get the necessary BDO interview tips to learn how to answer even the most challenging questions.
Many applicants at all levels can expect an assessment day. The BDO assessment centre is a day filled with activities to test multiple skills. Some of the assessment centre tasks are outlined below.
This exercise is designed to evaluate your ability to work in a team — making an impact as a group member, as well as being yourself. You will need to be able to think laterally and put forth innovative ideas to further the discussion. There are two separate tasks in this exercise that you will have to complete. Generally, you will be given a brief with a problem relating to a company that needs auditing in a certain way. As well as this, there are other tasks that will need attending to that are of a more general nature. Thus your business skills, as well as your interpersonal skills, will be assessed during this group exercise.
You will be given a brief relating to your chosen field of application and you will have an hour to complete two separate tasks. For example, you are given a wad of different papers and informed that your computer has broken. You have to answer a particular query where the client has recently died. Not only do you have to deal with many small tasks, delegate what you can or cannot do, and put off anything that isn't too important, but you also have to write a written report pertaining to the case. Find out how we can help you in the written report and in-tray exercise with our in-tray tips package.
You will be asked to prepare and deliver a 20-minute presentation according to the brief they will provide you with prior to the assessment day. You will be given a big flip board to use in order to prepare this presentation. In essence, you can prepare for the presentation almost entirely before the BDO assessment centre and just use the 20 minutes before to ensure that everything will go smoothly. Find out how JobTestPrep can help you.
The company offers various graduate programs in the areas of audit, tax, and advisory. The company accepts applicants who are in their final year, have taken a gap year or travelled, or are completing a post-graduate qualification. In order to qualify you should have obtained at least a 2:1 degree in any discipline and a minimum of 400 points in the Leaving Certificate. The deadline for applications is aligned with the presentation dates. Also, the company has an open round for recent graduates.
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